Let’s face it. The most popular kids in high school were jocks. If you didn’t play a sport, you were probably jealous of the cool kids that ruled the hallways, sporting their varsity jackets. Lucky for us, fashion recycles itself and we all can experience the awesomeness of the notorious varsity jacket as well as other collegiate pieces. This year one of the biggest trends for fall and winter has been 50s and 60s inspired collegiate clothing. The trend is more popular in menswear, but there are elements that appear in women’s clothing as well. Be warned, this isn’t a trend that’s super easy to follow. Pick the wrong shirt or tie and you could end looking more like a Frat Daddy than a stylish member of the Ivy League. This trend is all about updating classic preppy looks. Don’t worry; you don’t have to join a sports team any time soon to get this look. Everything you need to keep it old school can be found right here at our Fayette Mall.
There are a lot of places in the mall that are keeping up
with this trend such as Abercrombie & Fitch. Macy’s has a great
Ralph Lauren collegiate menswear for anyone going for the “collegiate
Ralph Lauren shirts are a different plaid with warm colors and most can
with the collegiate letters or numbers on the chest or on the sleeves.
to avoid posing as a Fratstar is paying attention to detail. Brown, tan,
navy blazers are something you can wear over a collared shirt. To keep
up to date, opt for a fitted double-breasted blazer instead of the
single-breasted. Also, corduroy or tweed jackets with leather patches on
elbows can be another alternative for a blazer. Don’t feel obligated to
tie, try a throwing a pocket square in your front packet to change it
too fancy, huh? This is your chance to rock that sought after varsity
when you want a more relaxed look. And if you’re not feeling the jacket,
cardigan featuring varsity stripes on the arm or a tennis sweater vest.
key component to this trend is vintage embellishments such as patches
chenille letters. One of the best accessories for this trend is military
watches with interchangeable straps. A solid color or wide striped tie
is the perfect accessory to
go with the collared shirt. Finishing it up with a pair of khaki or
and a pair of dress shoes is the best way to complete your outfit. Dress
you can wear are any type of boat shoe, chukka boots, bucks/ saddles